Oooh has it been a rough week mentally and man am I feeling it in the depths of my soul. Things have felt incredibly off this week and I've had this feeling of being overwhelmed without actually having anything to be overwhelmed about and it's safe to say that I have HATED it.
I figured that I just needed to look at the positive things in my life right now to help me bring into focus what really matters. So here are 5 things that I'm grateful for right now:
1. Sunshine & Fresh Air
I think at some point throughout this quarantine/lockdown period, we have all wildly underestimated the importance and the power of sunshine and fresh air. I know for myself that on the days where I made a conscious effort to enjoy time outside, I ended up feeling much happier, more rejuvenated and better yet I got a healthy dose of Vitamin D. In all honesty, I really haven't been getting out enough lately and I'm feeling the effects of cabin fever. I. Must. Do. Better.
2. My Bedroom
If you've been following me throughout my Golden Hour series on Instagram, you know just how much I love shooting content in my bedroom. The light that streams in at sunset is beyond gorgeous and being able to lie on the bed or take photos in front of the window to truly enjoy it is so relaxing. I think we all forget to look around at our surroundings and take it all in to the point where we become almost numb to the things that could possibly give us the most pleasure. My bedroom is my safe space in many respects and I'm so grateful to have it.
3. Virtual Date Nights
Quite possibly the biggest highlight of my week! For those of you who are also quarantined away from your significant other, you know just how tough it is being away from somebody you love a lot. Virtual date nights have been a lifesaver and my favourite go-to at the end of a working week. Plus the fact that we take it in turns to plan each date means that I can have a rest from the planning stage every other week and be surprised on the day - all I have to do is get ready and turn up on facetime!
4. Netflix Shows
I don't know about you but I have so many shows on the go at the moment! For me though, multiple shows means that I have one that I can watch in every mood. If I'm feeling down or just want to laugh I can watch New Girl or Friends, if I want to watch something that makes me think and is a little heavier I can watch Ozark, Mindhunter, Money Heist or You and if I feel like watching something light and romantic I can watch Chesapeake Shores...or if all else fails I just go to YouTube haha. Even so, the possibilities are endless and there's something for every mood and every personality.
5. My Job
I am so incredibly grateful to have a job right now because although many of those individuals who were previously furloughed or had lost their jobs at the start of the lockdown are slowly gaining normality in their working life, I was lucky (and still are lucky) to be able to have worked from home the entire time. My job has given me so much grace and flexibility in these confusing, abnormal times and not only have I had the chance to not only do my normal full-time job but I have also been able to do more of what I love in the time that I would've been commuting to and from the office.
There we have it! Be sure to leave a comment down below letting me know what you're grateful for right now even if it's something really small, I want to hear it! I'm sending so much love your way and if you've also had a rough week, take a deep breath and know that there is nothing you can't handle.
Just focus on the little things like the flowers on your bedside table, the decor you've placed beautifully on your chest of drawers or even that glass of water you wake up next to ready to hydrate your body after a good night's sleep. The little things are endless and not so pointless in the grand scheme of things especially if they make you happy and add something to your everyday life even though you don't realise it now 💖
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